Rough start to conference basketball season for local teams
by Erik Spencer Hill
Tuesday night marked the beginning of the conference season for North and West Stokes and for the most part it was a lukewarm start to the season.
Both of North Stokes’ varsity teams were defeated by Winston-Salem Prep. The Lady Vikings fell 51-30, followed by the boys varsity team which was defeated 92-38.
Vikings Head Coach David Anderson said that W-S Prep has a strong team and that the Vikings were simply “out-manned” on the court last night.
“They are super quick,” he said. “They really killed us on the board.”
The Lady Vikings fought to keep the game close in the first half. At halftime, W-S Prep led by three points 17-14, but the team hit their stride after the break and flew away with the win.
West Stokes’ girls varsity team also faced defeat on Tuesday when they faced off against East Surry. The Cards beat the Wildcats 57-48.
The Lady Wildcats were up by six points at halftime, but the Cards grabbed the win with two high-scoring quarters in the second half - where they racked up 14 and 20 points to round out the game.
West Stokes’ boys varsity team offered up the high note of the evening with a 55-44 win against East Surry. The Wildcats took the lead early in the game and defended it until the half. The Cards jumped ahead in the third quarter 39-34, but the Wildcats came back in the fourth quarter to win the game.
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